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The blog of a twentysomething who is finally unleashing her inner geek after stifling it for the majority of her adolescence.

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Potter fever strikes again. Dammit.

* I finished the story element of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. I know, FINALLY. I got it for Christmas last year. :X I was gonna work on 100% completion before starting LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, but considering LEGO: Pirates was by far the most frustrating LEGO game I’ve ever played, I might set that goal aside for another time.

* Speaking of Harry Potter, I’ve given in and have decided to reread the series again. Which is probably a bad idea considering how my summer school agenda looks for the next few weeks. Oops? Still, I haven’t reread the series in at least a year and a half (probably closer to two years, to be honest) and I’m taking notes this time around. I’ll post my questions and notes after I’ve finished each book so I can go through and answer them if possible!

* The Boyfriend and I will be at the Harry and the Potters/Potter Puppet Pals tour stop in Denver on August 4; will I see you there? I hope so! :D

And just because:

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Oh…yeah. This thing exists. :X

I know, I know, it’s been a while. *ducks flying objects*

Hey, to be fair, finals and the holidays were particularly brutal this year. So while the three people who consistently follow my blog are mad that I haven’t updated in ages, I HAVE NO REGRETS. Muahaha.

Not much holiday nerdiness to report. I did receive LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, so I’ve been dorking around on that all winter break and I’m nearly done with the story playthroughs. I’m holding out on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 because of price and simply wanting a different LEGO video game experience for a while. After that, I may move on to LEGO Star Wars. I LIKE LEGO GAMES, OKAY?

Also, The Boyfriend and I have added The Big Bang Theory to our tv must-watch list. His parents had been bugging us to watch it for ages, and after getting through half of season one I promptly went out and bought seasons 1-4 on DVD. Needless to say, “Bazinga!” and “Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock” has made its way into our collective conscious.

I was going to say “If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should!” except it seems he and I are a little late to that party. :X

I’ve finally picked up my Magic: The Gathering deck again for the first time in ages, and boy am I rusty. Still, some of The Boyfriend and I’s friends are building and improving decks of their own so we’re all hoping to start a weekly MTG meetup in the near future. I’m trying to focus my Red/Blue deck more towards short bursts of fiery damage using low-cost Red monsters and lots of Blue scry cards, which means more Fiery Hellhounds! *pets her sweet demon poochies from the underworld*

I’ve updated my affiliates list and removed blogs that no longer updated, and have added a new about the geek page so you can learn a little bit more about moi! As always, I’ll do my best to post as often as I can and I have a few blog topics lined up (a card-by-card analysis of my MTG deck to start), so check back for that.

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and New Years, and here’s to blogging and geekdom in 2012!

lego harry potter/pathfinder/pottermore

So, The Boyfriend and I have finally completed LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the Wii! Okay, uh, we’re actually at 97.5% completion but we think there may be a few glitches getting in the way of us finding the last Student in Peril and two golden bricks. One of these days I’ll do a full run-through of Hogwarts (since all of the regular and bonus levels are totally completed) and double-check that I didn’t miss anything. But otherwise we are finished! It was actually really fun going back through all of the levels, except the lake task during Year 4. That level has been and always will be a right pain in the ass!

In other news, The Boyfriend has been kind enough to set up a small Pathfinder campaign for me, so that I can get used to roleplaying and combat rules and such. I might possibly start joining him and his friends in their bimonthly roleplaying game, but I’m still unsure. Of course my inner geek is screaming to join in, but my girlfriend senses are wondering if that’s such a good idea. xD I’ll definitely keep you all posted! I might even post a copy of my character sheet if anyone is interested.

A brief review on Pottermore: I am EXTREMELY depressed that I was not sorted into my house of choice (and unlike others, I am NOT trading in my merch and taking the Sorting Hat’s word as the final one), bu otherwise the site has been tons of fun. It’s definitely not an MMORPG, but an illustrated (and animated!) read-along for the books. The amount of bonus content for just the first book (as well as the bonus content itself) is blowing my mind, and the site is absolutely gorgeous and easy to navigate. However, because this is beta testing, there are definitely some bugs (mostly contained to dueling and potions-making). The Pottermore team seems to be on it, though, which is good. :) Overall, I love it and think any Potter fan would love it as well. Keep your chin up if you haven’t received your Hogwarts letter welcome email yet — the amount of users being let into the site is being staggered, so it might be a long wait (though well worth it). And if you’re interested, head on over to the site and sign up to be notified when registration begins for the public!

See you all next time! :)

general update

Oh, hey there! Yeah, I took a brief hiatus for the summer because, well…it’s more fun to blog when you’re procrastinating. Not when you’re spending all of your free time having fun, and I didn’t want people to think I’d forgotten about my lovely little project here since I’d really only been reblogging stuff. Still, I’m (tentatively) back — we’ll see how crazy this upcoming semester gets. ;)

So, updates on all of the fun nerdy things I’ve been up to this summer!:

pottermore I finally got to cross some things off of my nerdy bucket list this summer, and this is one of them: be first in line for a geeky/nerdy event! Okay, maybe I wasn’t standing in an actual line, but I am one of the lucky one million fans who get to beta test J.K. Rowling’s new website Pottermore. However, once beta testing starts it’s against Pottermore’s Terms & Services to screencap and post anything about the site, so updates on that may be on hold until the site opens to all in October 2011. I don’t want to risk losing my beta account!

wizard rock I also was able to cross off my bucket list goal of attending five wizard rock concerts! Of course, I’ll continue to try and see any wizard rock band that plays out here, but five seemed like a good number at the time. The Boyfriend was a trooper and went with me to see not only Harry and the Potters, but also The Contour featuring various nerdy/wizard rock musicians from YouTube. It was a blast!

magic: the gathering Sadly, still not many updates here. I bought a booster pack not too long ago, though I still need to go through my deck and see if anything I got from it will fit in well with my red/blue deck.

lego harry potter: years 1-4 While waiting for Pottermore beta spots to open, I started playing this again after quite a long absence. I’ve currently made my way through all of the story modes, and am now going back and free playing each level to snag all of the bonus features. I’ve also found all of the bonus features within Hogwarts itself, so I’m currently sitting at 81.7% completion. :)

renaissance faire I attended my very first Ren Faire with The Boyfriend and various accomplices, which was a ton of fun (even if walking around in the heat wasn’t). We didn’t dress up for the occasion, but I did get to ride a camel!

star wars The Boyfriend and I started watching the prequel trilogy about a week ago, and I’ll let you all know my thoughts on that in a separate post. We’re now ready to start the original trilogy, so that’s another bucket list item I’ll be able to cross off soon!

I’m still fixing up my nerdy/geeky bucket list, and certain list items will change as I start to complete them (e.g., “Play World of Warcraft” might change into “Reach level 10 in World of Warcraft” once I actually do start playing). So make sure you keep checking that out to see how I’m doing, and feel free to suggest anything else I should add to the list! I’m always looking for suggestions. :)

I actually gained some followers during my brief hiatus (whut?), so…hi new readers! Thanks for following, and I hope you’ll stick around as I continue my journey into the depths of geekdom!

portal

So I’m usually very awful at video games. Like, really really awful. Why? Because I get nervous. No, really. It’s like I get stage fright whenever there’s a timed challenge or something. Unless the game is meant to be fun and light and non-competitive and squee-worthy (aka LEGO: Harry Potter).

Still, I should probably get over that stage fright thing because there’s this awesome game that I’ve seen tons of Let’s Plays for and it has the kind of mysterious unfolding storyline I can’t get enough of and a free copy of it was just gifted to me (thanks, Sammy!), so I should probably just suck it up and enjoy it already.

The sequel just came out, of course, but considering the aforementioned stage fright I have it’ll probably take me ages to get to it. I can’t help it, GLaDOS scares the shit out of me. I don’t want to face her, you can’t make me do it! I won’t! *sobs*

Okay, the game is almost done downloading. I can do this. Just gotta remember to breathe deep… *inhales* *chokes* …and relax. This is gonna be fun! If I die, no big deal I DON’T WANNA DIE!!!!!!!.

Finals are right around the corner, but I’m planning out a post that covers all of the projects I’ve taken on since starting this blog (Magic: The Gathering, Portal, Lego Harry Potter, etc.) so I can catch you all up on how those have been going and possibly some ideas of where I’d like to go next.

Good luck to those of you taking on GLaDOS for the second time, you poor things!

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